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Hmm (1)

CptChipJew (301983) | more than 10 years ago | (#7083637)

By Airport 2.0, are you referring to the Airport Extreme base station?

Re:Hmm (4, Funny)

Oculus Habent (562837) | more than 10 years ago | (#7083953)

The AirPort 802.11b "Snow" as opposed to the "Graphite"

I like the simplicity of the "one name" naming scheme, but it's a PITA to figure things out when someone says, "It's an iMac."

What color?

Blue.

Bondi, Blueberry, or Indigo?

It's a light blue.

Does it have a DVD-ROM drive?

I dunno.

Is it slot-loading?

What does that mean?

It means I'll come over tomorrow.

Re:Hmm (2, Funny)

MalleusEBHC (597600) | more than 10 years ago | (#7085240)

Apple used to have an easy solution for this by giving logical names to the different Powermac models such as "Yikes," "Yosemite," and "Sawtooth." However, they abandoned this in favor of non-descript names like "Quicksilver" and "Mirror Drive Door." For the life of me, I can't figure out how people remember model names now.

Re:Hmm (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7086936)

Same way when a car pass them, some people can name the Make, Model and Year of a car.

Re:Hmm (2, Informative)

Phroggy (441) | more than 10 years ago | (#7098954)

Actually Yikes, Yosemite and Sawtooth were internal code-names, never intended to be used by the public. The official public names of Yikes and Sawtooth names are "PowerMac G4 (PCI Graphics)" and "PowerMac G4 (AGP Graphics)" respectively, and the systems are distinguished by the orientation of the headphone and microphone jacks on the back (horizontal or vertical, I forget which is which). And, the code-name "Yikes" actually did make sense - Sawtooth was supposed to be the motherboard they used when the G4 was introduced, but Sawtooth wasn't ready yet, and Steve Jobs wanted to ship, so they quickly figured out how to throw a G4 processor onto a motherboard designed for a G3. Within a few months, they were replaced by Sawtooth systems. If you know anything about Steve Jobs, you'll understand why they'd call it "Yikes!" He has a reputation for throwing things at people when he's not happy.

The decision to ship the G4 early was widely regarded as a mistake, since Motorola wasn't anywhere near ready to supply sufficient quantities. I don't recall the result of Apple's lawsuit against Motorola for that.

Overcompensating (1)

Phroggy (441) | more than 10 years ago | (#7090530)

The problem is, Apple used to have lots of confusing model numbers.

Which is better, a 5400 [lowendmac.com] , a 6300 [lowendmac.com] , a 7200 [lowendmac.com] , or an 8100 [sunrem.com] ? Normal people couldn't figure that mess out. The only clear rule seemed to be that three-digit model numbers were m68k and 4-digit model numbers were PowerPC.

Then they introduced the PowerMac G3, and ditched model numbers entirely. This was around the time Apple acquired NeXT and Steve Jobs; I don't recall whether the naming of the G3 systems was before Jobs' arrival or not. In any case, under Jobs' reign, they're trying to keep things simple by using only the product names and (for PowerMacs and PowerBooks) the processor generation, e.g. iMac and PowerBook G4.

Of course there have been many revisions of each product over the years, and it is necessary to distinguish between models. Sometimes internal development code-names leak to the public and are widely used, such as "Yikes" and "Sawtooth" which refer to the motherboards used in the first and second versions of the PowerMac G4. Apple's official documented names for these systems are "PowerMac G4 (PCI Graphics)" and "PowerMac G4 (AGP Graphics)" and the way Apple recommends you tell them apart is that the headphone and microphone jacks are oriented horizontally on one, and vertically on the other.

There have been eight different models all named simply "iMac". They are very different machines - early models took PC66 SO-DIMMs, later models took standard PC-100 DIMMs, and the latest models have G4 processors and LCD displays.

Never mind that there have been several different processors, from both Motorola and IBM, that Apple calls simply "G3" or "G4". My eMac (original 700MHz model) apparently has a PowerPC 7450, according to the "hostinfo" command (Apple System Profiler doesn't even show it).

Apple hardware docs [apple.com]

huh? (3, Funny)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 10 years ago | (#7097631)

Which is better, a 5400, a 6300, a 7200, or an 8100? Normal people couldn't figure that mess out.

What part of "more is better" couldn't "normal people" understand?

Re:huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7097923)

"more" is indeed "better", but that "more" isn't related to the model numbers at a casual glance by someone not in the know. If you wanted to rank those machines by speed they'd be (slowest to fastest)

6300-8100-7200-5400

With the first two able to swap around positions depending on the CPU they came with, and there's no indication of THAt in their name. No sense to the naming system at a casual glance.

To someone who knows the system better, it's a 6x00 = consumer, 7x00 = business and 8x00 = pro. Then apple went and added 9x00 for... extra pro, or maybe servers depending, and 5x00 for edu, except the later ones which were consumer and the 6x00 moved to pro then...

it never made sense. I'm addicted to my macs and even I see it as just plain inconsistent.

Re:huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7100482)

If you knew ANYTHING about powermacs you'd know a 5400 was useless for anything but slow 640x480 graphics, a 6300 was faster with one expansion slot, a 7200 had FOUR slots and an 8100 was a flagship model that came in AV models for video production. Not a light task.

Re:huh? (1)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | more than 10 years ago | (#7101247)

CPU frequency of the fastest version of each model;
8100: 110 MHz PPC601
7200: 120 MHz PPC601
6300: 120 MHz PPC603e
5400LC:200 MHz PPC603ev

The 8100 had 3 NuBus and one PDS slot, the 7200 had three PCI slots, the 6300 had a LC PDS slot, and the 5400 had one PCI slot.

btw, the 6100 also came in an AV model. The 6100 was the entry level powermac.

source [apple-history.com]

Re:huh? (1)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 10 years ago | (#7101779)

yeah I had forgotten about that; you're right. But Apple didn't sell these at the same time, I don't think - At any given time, the current Apple line made some sense in terms of model numbers. But you're right the overall effect is needlessly confusing. At least it made a little sense though - the newer naming scheme is just ridiculous. I still don't know if my G4 is "quicksilver" or "mirrored drive doors," and I'm not sure I want to. Which iBook with 2 USBs is the one known as the iBook Dual USB? What the hell would be so wrong with something like iBook-1 or ibook-a?

Re:huh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7102363)

Exactly. They did make sense at a moment in time, which was ok for someone just considering buying from the current stock. Of course, that could be a GOOD thing for apple from a marketing point of view. Make the line so confusing that everything had to go on what salespeople said at the time.

(Not that many of those in the mid 90s were much help to Apple).

If your G4 has the drive doors the same colour as the rest of the face, it's a quicksilver; if it has the big square chrome front it's a MDD - also known as a Speed Holes for the 4 holes at the bottom :)

Personally I like the idea of writing somewhere the CPU type and speed on the machine, or at least the speed.

"iBook" on the front under the screen to look neat, then underneath the notebook in just as easily readably lettering "iBook 800 Series II" would be just fine!

Re:Hmm (2, Funny)

dwightk (415372) | more than 10 years ago | (#7104581)

What kind of PC do you have?

-uhh... it's greay and has some stickers on the front...

Does it have USB?

-whats that?

Is it a Dell or what?

-I get email on it...

don't really see the difference... sure there is an Inspiron 230000000 and a 2300000001, but what is the difference between the two?

Why look further than vonwentzel.net? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7131781)

Its webmaster has put together a tutorial for every base station, including repairing the marginal power supply for the Graphite base station [vonwentzel.net] , how to extend the range of Graphite [vonwentzel.net] , Snow [vonwentzel.net] , or Extreme [vonwentzel.net] base station, etc. For you X-file fans, he even performed a Airport Extreme Dissection [vonwentzel.net] that goes much further than anything I have seen on the net.

Possible for version 1.0, too (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7083736)

Here's a tutorial to get external antenna for the first generation Airport Base station:
http://www.wwc.edu/~frohro/Airport/Airpo rt.html

old news (-1, Flamebait)

Sillypuddy (553215) | more than 10 years ago | (#7083833)

it's old news. been there done that

-joe

Better tutorial, better pics (5, Informative)

Sillypuddy (553215) | more than 10 years ago | (#7083847)

http://www.vonwentzel.net/ABS/ExtendedExtreme/ Also tells you the difference between the modem version and the regular version of the airport extreme -joe

I wouldn't go messing with apple hardware again (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7083922)

Not after the last fiasco. I can't understand Apple's warranty department. They're virtually no help

I have a G4 powermac, a 1.42GHz machine which worked well and for the most part kept me occupied and did the tasks I needed doing. The noise however, was something that's been driving me, my wife and my pets crazy. The dog wouldn't come in the same room as she's scared of the thing. She also attacks the hairdryer in the bathroom, and I think that's a subtle hint that the thing was too loud and what it sounded like.

Looking deeper into the machine I found a couple of fans that when running at a certain speed reached a phenomenal noise level. With the computer in its cabinet they were bad enough but I felt like I was near a jet taking off if I had the Mac up on my desk. I pulled those fans out and they looked like they could be replaced by standard, quieter fans. I took one from the last PC I'd built (yes I'm multiplatform) and it fit well, so a quick trip into town I bought a pair and installed those.

The G4 was fantastic! The reduction in noise was something I could immediately appreciate, but my happiness didn't last too long. Within half an hour the machine was locking up and crashing. I opened it once more to see I hadn't been a moron and done anything stupid, when I noticed the apple supplied heatsink was BURNING hot. I mean really hot, I couldn't bear to touch it more than momentarily. I never trusted that heatsink, the sheer bulk of it looked like it was made to be produced easily and not cool properly. I ditched that heatsink (after letting the machine cool down for an hour!) and replaced it with a Zalman flower. I'd never seen cooling like it could do, so it was the logical choice. The heatsink for the G4 attached differently, but it was easy enough to adapt the zalman with insulated wire tied underneath the CPU board.

This worked a little better and the powermac booted, and stayed working far longer. For about three days, and from then on it wouldn't boot. No chime, just fans spinning and no video. Even the hard drive barely ticked a couple of times. By now I was furious, my previous macs had given me little trouble but this one was a pain. I phoned the apple center nearest me, and as it was only a few months old I was assured everything should be covered by warranty. It turns out because I had MODIFIED the computer that my warranty was void. wtf? I added a superior cooling system to the machine, quietened it, IMPROVED it in every way, and they deny my claim? I was livid at the store manager, but couldn't get past his denseness. Know what else? Apple keep on record what you've done. I replaced the original loud fan, the original heatsink and tried once more, and again my claim was refused on the basis I'd done the damage myself.

I'm still a Mac user, but a very annoyed one still waiting on repairs to my G4 that I have to pay for myself, and that I consider are Apple's warranty responsibility that they've gotten out of having to pay for by some stupid clause. Read the fine print guys.

Re:I wouldn't go messing with apple hardware again (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7083958)

Although this is obviously a troll, I'd like to point out that Dell's warranty is no different.

Re:I wouldn't go messing with apple hardware again (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7084037)

Yeah. dell doesn't offer a warranty on morons attacking Apple hardware either.

Re:I wouldn't go messing with apple hardware again (0)

Ohreally_factor (593551) | more than 10 years ago | (#7091178)

This is the same guy who demolishes his friend's Tibook while installing an airport card, and copies 17 Mb files on his freelance gig.

Re:I wouldn't go messing with apple hardware again (1)

commodoresloat (172735) | more than 10 years ago | (#7101770)

yeah I think this is a troll too but just for the record in case it's not... some g4s really were louder than fsck and Apple replaced fans and power supplies after issuing a (kinda) recall. They only were charging $20 for shipping the new power supply and fan. So if there's any truth to the story, a quick search through the apple website should help you solve your problem for $20, and probably without having apple check first whether you moronically voided your warranty by installing random parts into the computer.

Or you could buy what you need (2, Interesting)

littleghoti (637230) | more than 10 years ago | (#7083950)

There are two models of the airport extreme base station, and the other model ships with an antenna port. Of course if you want to save money and invalidate your warranty, then thats your business.

Re:Or you could buy what you need (5, Informative)

YouHaveSnail (202852) | more than 10 years ago | (#7085987)

Or if you want to extend the range of the AirPort 802.11b base station that you already own, and whose warrantee has very likely already expired, then that too is your business.

It's useful to point out that the performance of any 802.11[abg] base station, Bluetooth node, cell phone, cordless phone, or really any RF device depends an awful lot on the environment in which it operates. Obstacles, reflections, and interference from other devices all play a role. So your AirPort base station may work great when you bring it home, but not so great when you move to a different apartment with different walls. Adding an antenna to your existing unit may improve the performance for a lot less money than adding another base station or replacing your entire network with AirPort Extreme.

Why not Dr. Bott? (1, Interesting)

xanderwilson (662093) | more than 10 years ago | (#7084085)

The Dr. Bott antenna (which you just plug in and reboot and it works) isn't much more than the one they recommend.

Alex.

Re:Why not Dr. Bott? (3, Informative)

gdarklighter (666840) | more than 10 years ago | (#7086877)

And that would be all well and good if he was using the upper end Airport Extreme base station. He is using an Airport Base Station 2.0, which does not have an external antenna port.

Next on Slashdot... (2, Funny)

floydigus (415917) | more than 10 years ago | (#7084093)

Wiping your backside - a howto with easy to follow diagrams.

I mean - did this really need the photostory treatment?

Re:Next on Slashdot... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7087056)

Wiping your backside - a howto with easy to follow diagrams.

OK, how many of you thought of this site [goatse.cx] when he said that?

Also coming soon... (1, Troll)

speechpoet (562513) | more than 10 years ago | (#7096747)


How to do absolutely anything to a Mac
Tools and materials required: Torx wrench, grounding strap, spirit gum, blowtorch and soldering iron.
  1. Back up your hard drive.
  2. Repair permissions.
  3. Zap the PRAM.
  4. Rebuild your desktop.
  5. Run Conflict Catcher, Norton Disk Doctor and DiskWarrior.
  6. Launch Terminal.
  7. Close Terminal.
  8. Reboot in single-user mode.
  9. Reinstall the previous version of the operating system, using the archive feature.
  10. Reboot in OS 9, and run ResEdit.
  11. Reseat the RAM board.
  12. Reset the PMU.
  13. Boot from the system disk.
And you're done!

Re:Also coming soon... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7100946)

1993 called. They want their troll back.

I mean, Conflict Catcher!? You're not even trying.

Too bad... (1)

azav (469988) | more than 10 years ago | (#7084145)

That this guy doesn't know how to spell. You can't drill a whole in anything. You drill a hole.

Re:Too bad... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7085716)

You can't drill a whole in anything.

I can drill a whole bunch of things!

Re:Too bad... (1)

Mononoke (88668) | more than 10 years ago | (#7086816)

That this guy doesn't know how to spell. You can't drill a whole in anything. You drill a hole.
Looks like his spelling is just fine. His word choice could use some work, though.

You've never seen me use a drill. (1)

porkchop_d_clown (39923) | more than 10 years ago | (#7089997)

There ain't a whole lot left when I'm done.

Already published on /. (4, Insightful)

adelayde (185757) | more than 10 years ago | (#7084292)

I already had an article I wrote [flakey.info] regarding pigtailing the Airport on Slashdot [slashdot.org] back in April, so why the same story? I notice that there's a bit of repition here, there was another story published on /. recently [slashdot.org] that was also covered in the same article I wrote [flakey.info] .

I'm not trying to say I did it first here and I appreciate that others may have different or better information, but to be honest, I can't see that this article improves over what I wrote before. My article covers pigtailing the airport and the use of a number of different types of home made antennae with the base station, including range tests as well as disecting both the Aiport and Airport Extreme.

Perhaps the editors should check a little harder about previous postings when weighing up whether to publish new ones?

Re:Already published on /. (5, Funny)

hexdcml (553714) | more than 10 years ago | (#7085431)

... you're new here aren't you ;)

Problems with Airport base and G5? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7084721)

I don't want to start a holy war here, but I need to vent guys and here I hope I find sympathy! I HATE MAC'S

Today I spent the good part of five hours helping a friend at his freelance gig setup a Airport base with a titanum powerbook while it attempts to copy a 17 Meg file from one folder on the hard drive to another folder. 5 hours. The amazing thing is at home, on my Pentium Pro 200 running NT 4, which by all standards should be a lot slower than this MAC, the same operation would take about 2 minutes. Now, I got the job to fix this as I'm the "Computer Guy" and can generally help friends and family with there computer problems. I have never seen such a tragedy as the titanum powerbook!

In addition, during this file transfer, Netscape will not work. And everything else has ground to a halt. Even BBEdit Lite is straining to keep up as I type this.

I won't bore you with the laundry list of other problems that I've encountered while working on various Macs, but suffice it to say there have been many, not the least of which is I've never seen a Mac that has run faster than its Wintel counterpart, despite the Macs' faster chip architecture. My 486/66 with 8 megs of ram runs faster than this TiBook at times. From a productivity standpoint, I don't get how people can claim that the Macintosh is a superior machine.

Mac addicts, flame me if you'd like, but I'd rather hear some intelligent reasons why anyone would choose to use a Mac over other faster, cheaper, more stable systems.

I don't, I really don't, see how Apple can claim to be tops in design. Even my A600 was a dream to work on compared to this and it was pretty compact too!. Anyway Ive talked my friend into getting rid of his mac addiction, he will definately be buying a Dell next!

Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7085225)

I need to vent guys and here I hope I find sympathy! I HATE MACS

Today I spent the good part of five hours helping a friend with a titanum powerbook put an 802.11 card in, she bought an apple Airport one. The first amazing thing comes when it doesn't fit in the slot, but a quick call to the apple seller and they tell me it has to go INSIDE THE MACHINE. My friend had opted not to get them to install it as it was an extra $20 fee, so she took it home and I got the job as I'm the "Computer Guy" and can generally help friends and family with there computer problems. I have never seen such a tragedy of design as the TiBook!

First I had to take the entire thing apart. This, if you've been inside a laptop, is not an easy trivial task. It needs the battery and case to come off, the drive and optical drive to come out, and apples STUPID design inside them meant I had to file away some parts as they were put in without obviously meaning to be taken apart again. Now I know computers are throwaway things nowadays but that's ridiculous! We also had to use snips to cut some tiny pieces of shielding off to get to the right screws. I can see why they were charging so much to put the card in, she should have gone with that option! In the end finally I was able to lever up a part of the inside to push the airport card inside and click it in place. But that wasn't enough, an aerial cable then needed to be connected, and getting it out of its holder was another half hour of work where I had to pull the airport card out again!. Finally with it all back together it works. The inside I think is back where it should go. But, the back doesn't go back on how it should and I think it is a little bent.

I don't, I really don't, see how Apple can claim to be tops in design. Even my A600 was a dream to work on compared to this and it was pretty compact too! Why they couldn't put it in an easily accessed slot like normal PC notebooks I don't know. Anyway, I've talked my friend into getting rid of her Mac addiction, she will definitely be buying a Dell next!

No sympathy (here's why) (-1, Troll)

numbski (515011) | more than 10 years ago | (#7085360)

You lift off the keyboard. Install the card. Replace keyboard.

Done.

Re:No sympathy (here's why) (1)

geoffspear (692508) | more than 10 years ago | (#7086267)

Except you're thinking of an iBook, and have obviously never seen either a tiBook or this troll before.

Re:No sympathy (here's why) (1)

bhtooefr (649901) | more than 10 years ago | (#7130537)

A tiBook is a Titanium PowerBook G4. An alBook, therefore, is an Aluminum PowerBook G4.

Re:No sympathy (here's why) (1)

bhtooefr (649901) | more than 10 years ago | (#7130568)

BTW, that was the cluestick. Use it wisely.

Re:No sympathy (here's why) (1)

geoffspear (692508) | more than 10 years ago | (#7132027)

So you're saying I should beat you with the cluestick, since my point as that neither the tiBook or the alBook allow you to install an airport card under the keyboard, unlike the iBook?

idiot.

Re:No sympathy (here's why) (1)

bhtooefr (649901) | more than 10 years ago | (#7132429)

I had thought that the person you were replying to didn't know WHAT a TiBook was (and therefore, probably what an AlBook is too).

Re:Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (1)

godawful (84526) | more than 10 years ago | (#7085377)

today you spent 5 hours, its only 10:47am when you posted this, perhaps sleep depravation of putting in airport cards at 5:47 am is what happened?

"i spent 5 hours installing airport cards and it still takes 20 minutes to transfer a 17 meg file!"

Re:Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7086973)

What kind of computer guy emphasizes going INSIDE THE MACHINE.

That's like an plumber who says, "The,n I had to go UNDER THE SINK."

Or an auto mechanic that says, "Then Ford told me I had to go UNDER THE HOOD."

Re:Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (1)

sylencer (634653) | more than 10 years ago | (#7088826)

You obviously ignored two important things:
1.) RTFM - Apple has excellent documentation for their hardware, even if it is quite old...
2.) If you have to use force (or even a file) then for the love of god STOP IT and leave it to someone who knows how to do it

Re:Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (0)

Ohreally_factor (593551) | more than 10 years ago | (#7091182)

If anyone needs to be told, "MOVE!", it's you, Computer Guy.

Re:Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (1)

Sillypuddy (553215) | more than 10 years ago | (#7094065)

you are such a troll.

I brought my ibook and airport seperate and I had it install in the machine running in 5 minutes.

I assume you are like a regular "guy" and didn't read the manual. If you did then it tells you to take out the aerial cable BEFORE you install the card. blaming the machine for your lack of knowledge is low.

people who don't understand something general go back to what they are familiar with, it's like when people found out the world was round they refuse to believe it

it's it a fluke that apple won all sorts of design awards and accolades and you had to FILE and SNIP parts out?? you are obviously a troll

-joe

Re:Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7097979)

Goody for you. You bought an iBook and an airport card. The iBook is substantially easier to install an airport card in. You don't need to unscrew torx screws to get to the airport slot for one, as you do on the TiBook.

Re:Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7100506)

Good god. TiBook. Airport. Under the keyboard.

What part can't you understand?

Re:Be Careful If You Try This! (My Experience) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7103226)

Out of curiosity, how did your friend manage to change sexes between your two almost duplicate posts?

Come on guys... (1)

SillyWilly (692755) | more than 10 years ago | (#7086284)

...he's only 16 after all.

Re:Come on guys... (1)

gamgee5273 (410326) | more than 10 years ago | (#7093954)

And 16 is just the time to teach him that spelling counts, IMHO.

Re:Come on guys... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7095718)

He can spel just fine IMHO

This is illegal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7097350)

Modifying an airport station to use an antenna is illegal under the DMCA. I taught my son a lesson by destroying his laptop and airport station. The lesson is that if you work hard and save your money to buy something, once you break the law with it, it will be taken away. By the time he saves enough to buy another laptop (which will be around two years based on his after school pay check) he will have learned that he was doing something bad and wont do it again. It's better that I caught him than the police or an FBI DMCA sting operation. Not only would they have taken his laptop and airport station, but they could have taken him as well, or taken his rights to use any computer away. In any event, no one here has anymore right to judge my parenting skills than I do. I think I speak for the majority of Mac users by saying that we don't appreciate sarcasm and most of all being talked down to. good day.

Eat shit and die (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7099055)

And now the site is Slash-fudged.

Thanks for nothing you ass-blasting sons of bitches. I'd kill you all for a plug nickel

Dear Apple (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#7114721)

Dear Apple,

I am a homosexual. I bought an Apple computer because of its well earned reputation for being "the" gay computer. Since I have become an Apple owner, I have been exposed to a whole new world of gay friends. It is really a pleasure to meet and compute with other homos such as myself. I plan on using my new Apple computer as a way to entice and recruit young schoolboys into the homosexual lifestyle; it would be so helpful if you could produce more software which would appeal to young boys. Thanks in advance.

with much gayness,

Father Randy "Pudge" O'Day, S.J.

Dear Randy (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#7114751)

Dear Father O'Day,

Thanks for your letter. Being Catholic myself, I know exactly what you're talking about! It has always been our plan here at Apple Computer Inc to revolutionize personal computing with our high-quality and highly gay products.

I'm happy to answer your letter by letting you know that YES we will be releasing an entire hLife ("homo-life") software line. You'll be able to recognize it in stores by the small stylized logo depicting a large cock entering a tight anus with an Apple logo on it. ("Suddenly it all comes together" indeed!).

Anyway, I hope you and other members of our community will join us on our mission, and purchase the exciting new hLife boxed set. Only the boxed set comes with translucent cock rings!

Sincerely,

Harry Rodman
Vice-president
Homosexual Liaison Services
Apple Computer, Inc.

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